Is It Possible to Eat Gluten-Free While on the Road?
By Peter Maldonado, May 19 2016
Even though you’ve mastered eating gluten-free meals and snacks at home and at work, traveling presents its own set of challenges whether you’re flying, driving, or sailing to the Bahamas. Whether you’re at home or on the road, the key to successful gluten-free eating is planning ahead.
Gluten-Free Eating on a Road Trip
No matter where you drive in the U.S., you’ll find familiar restaurant chains with gluten-free selections, such as Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, Olive Garden, Red Robin, Ruby Tuesday, and Tony Roma’s. A quick Google search will give you a longer list of dining options.
If you’re going to a non-chain restaurant for the first time, call ahead and see if they have gluten-free menu items. When you arrive at the restaurant, speak to the manager and explain that you must have a gluten-free meal because gluten makes you very sick. When you draw attention to your situation, the manager will make doubly sure you are served the correct meal.
Gluten-Free Eating During a Flight
Over 40 major airlines provide a variety of gluten-free meal selections. If your flight has meal service, you can place your special order when you make your reservation or at least a few days before your flight. However, to be safe, you should plan for the unexpected—like your stewardess telling you they ran out of gluten-free meals. Your back-up plan should include a combination of healthy gluten-free travel snacks that gives you energizing protein, fats, and carbs.
For Example: Fresh or dried fruit, cheese sticks, trail mix, healthy beef jerky like Chomps Natural Beef Snack Sticks (9 gms of protein per serving; free of gluten, soy, dairy, GMOs, hormones, antibiotics, and MSG).
Even if you eat the airline’s gluten-free meal, this way you’ll still have snacks for the remainder of the flight and after you’ve landed.
Gluten-Free Eating at Hotels
Before booking your room, go online and check out the hotel restaurant’s menu. Even if you plan on eating out most of the time, it’s good to know you have the option of gluten-free eating in your hotel.
Gluten-Free Eating on Cruise Ships
Cruise ships range in capacity from a few hundred passengers to over 5,000 passengers on “floating cities” like Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Famous for their amazing restaurants and lavish buffets, cruise ships routinely deal with all kinds of special diet requests, including gluten-free. Before you book a cruise, learn more about the ship’s menus. Then you can decide which healthy travel snacks you need to pack to be sure you have what you need at sea and for sightseeing tours in port.
Wherever you travel for business or pleasure, it’s always a good idea to have your own supply of gluten-free snacks. You never know when you’ll need a quick energy boost.
Chomps Natural Beef Snack Sticks
It’s amazing how much good nutrition is packed into every individually wrapped serving of gluten-free Chomps Natural Beef Snack Sticks to help you eat healthy and stay energized while traveling. A juicy and delicious alternative to traditional beef jerky brands, each Chomps beef snack stick is packed with nine grams of protein and made from 100% grass-fed non-GMO New Zealand Angus beef, enhanced with the down-home flavors of farm-fresh ingredients and preserved with natural celery juice. Chomps are free of gluten, soy, hormones, antibiotics, dairy, and MSG.
Order Chomps natural beef snack sticks online in three juicy flavors—Original, Crankin’ Cran, and Jalapeno. Chomps is Whole30 approved and paleo-diet friendly. Enjoy your protein boost the healthy, tasty way!